Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Geocoder and Cave Life

Someone is accusing me of being a caveman(I am having small encounters with the law) and I saw people working from their basement and being cavemen. Anyway I found some time to make a Geocoder. You can find it here.The base technology page is terracode. Last weekend I was at Matthew's farewell, and Fab is off to France too. Those rioters will be getting major backup. I swear the people in the photos are clones, look at the similarity of expression.
A WorldWind game seems to be in the works from ShockFire. We would like XMPP-Jabber support.Hence I set up wildfire. Look forward to insane joystick gaming and shooting satellites to real missions such as find Ithaca.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

St. Patrick's Day

Friday and end of work. Leaving early and having a long night at PJ O'Brien's and everywhere else. Terrapages seems to be giving Sensis a run for it's money using G-NAF data. The photos are finally here too.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

WFS-T WorldWInd and Corner Reflectors

Geoserver does a very good job with WFS-T making it ideal for collaboration tools. After adding carbon support i think I can use it easily for prebuilt geo-collaboration work which may need some extension for video , audio and full immersion collaboration that I want to work on.
Meanwhile I managed to use blender to make my first animation with camers movements and lense angle change. Will get into the advanced skinning and inverse kinematics as soon as I can. Meanwhile I checked out PovRay. Well they are way ahead. I'll go on and use anything I can for the sake of science.
The Landsat and Aster for WorldWind also seems to be gathering pace. I wish we could get some ALOS.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Bridging and Planetarium

I tried bridging and IP aliasing my interfaces so that I can stay connected to something all the time. Works if I do it by hand, Gentoo network scripts seem to have some sort of problem. This is the official linux bridging howto.

I braved the cold and went out in the night to look at the stars. Then I chicken out and played with stellarium and skycam instead.

Friday, March 3, 2006


Finally CISCO and its cheapy conterpart Linksys are helping out. My wireless card died so I went and got a LinkSys WPC54G. Works marvellously with ndiswrapper and the windows drivers that came on the cd. Upgraded my kernel to 2.6.14 and even got the nvidia kernel driver to work with xorg. Things seemed too good till I found this bug on the MAR. That is going to make my life harder.